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Allen S. Maller
Jul 17, 2018, 3:07 PM
Why bless over unleavened bread?
Take flour made from wild wheat and barley, mix with the pulverized roots of plants, add water, then bake the dough in the hot ashes of a fireplace or on a hot flat-stone. Ground beans such as chick peas...
Apr 4, 2018, 8:19 AM
Dad's unsurpassed Passover breakfast
Food prep in the dark kitchen while we slept was his way of showering us with love
Apr 3, 2018, 3:57 PM
A Tasty and Healthy Chol Hamoed and Sale Tips
The Cooking’s Just Begun -Pesach, Shabbos And Healthy New Snacks To Pack For Play and Work The Passover Seders are over and it’s time to replenish your refrigerator. But don’t fret: if you try my quick and easy fish ideas,...
Mar 30, 2018, 10:44 PM
Tasting Our Journey: What will make this seder night different from all others?
Jewish tradition, as we know it, is not entirely inscribed in the ink on the parchment of a Torah scroll. Rather, the dark letters interact with the space around them, which is filled with imagination and logic, invisible questions...
Joseph C. Kaplan
Mar 29, 2018, 9:24 PM
God’s Finger Touched Him and He Slept
My first column in the Jewish Standard was a remembrance of Rabbi Dr. Eugene Borowitz, one of the major theologians of the Reform movement in the 20th century, who recently had died. He was also the founder and editor...
Mar 28, 2018, 12:46 AM
The sad demise of the Gefilte Fish
At least the spicy Sephardic version shares the nutritious, educational, and religious benefits of this 'brain food'
Mar 27, 2018, 3:45 PM
Premium Pesach Spirits in Your Recipes
Kosher Wines and Liquors Are Not Limited To Four Cups This Passover is a perfect time to try two new products getting rave reviews, LVOV Vodka and CAVA Tequila Blanco, both distributed internationally by Kayco Kedem. Because I don't use many...
Mar 27, 2018, 3:44 PM
Pesach is Crazy Enough Without Nuts in the Charoset
Why is this night different from all other nights? Because we’re eating my favorite “sandwich” (emphasis on the air quotes) of all time! I know, it’s weird. Of all things, I’m kind of seriously obsessed with romaine lettuce topped with charoset and...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Mar 23, 2018, 5:10 PM
Is coffee permissible on Pesach?
In the 17th century when coffee was introduced in Western Europe, Rabbi Yaakov Reischer was asked if coffee can be used on Pesach or if it is considered kitniot (a category of legumes that are not permissible on Pesach for...
Allen S. Maller
Apr 17, 2017, 7:00 AM
Muslims helped Jews celebrate Passover
Thanks to their Muslim neighbors, Jews living in Muslim countries from Morocco in the west to Iran in the east, were able to celebrate their annual Passover liberation from Pharaoh’s bondage, not only spiritually but also physically according to...